Moon-painIn his most important work to date, the song cycle Moon-pain (2003-8) for mezzo-soprano and chamber ensemble, Klaus Ib Jørgensen (b. 1967) has set the moonlit, dreaming poems of the Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935) to music that is both beautiful and disturbing. The six movements of the work are interwoven here with two other, related compositions: Goblin Dance (2005) for clarinet and piano, and Lisbon Revisited (2008) – a soundscape from the streets of Lisbon, a poem by Pessoa in a variety of languages, and fragments of the Moon-pain music. This is the sound of the maternity ward of this poetry.Klaus Ib JørgensenMoon-bound (Moon-pain I)
1 Moon-bound (Moon-pain I) 14:13Klaus Ib JørgensenGoblin Dancing. Slowly, idly, alone... (Goblin Dance I) 2 Goblin Dancing. Slowly, idly, alone... (Goblin Dance I) 8:26Klaus Ib JørgensenMoonlit (Moon-pain II) 3 Moonlit (Moon-pain II) 8:22Klaus Ib JørgensenAria (Goblin Dance II) 4 Aria (Goblin Dance II) 4:48Klaus Ib JørgensenIn Silence and Moon (Moon-pain III) 5 In Silence and Moon (Moon-pain III) 10:37Klaus Ib JørgensenMoon-silence (Goblin Dance III) 6 Moon-silence (Goblin Dance III) 4:11Klaus Ib JørgensenSpirit Beams (Moon-pain IV) 7 Spirit Beams (Moon-pain IV) 4:18Klaus Ib JørgensenLisbon Revisited 8 Lisbon Revisited 7:59Klaus Ib JørgensenLunar Land (Moon-pain V) 9 Lunar Land (Moon-pain V) 5:42Klaus Ib JørgensenStill. Moon (Moon-pain VI) 10 Still. Moon (Moon-pain VI) 3:48
Christian Winther Christensen, Niels Rosing-Schow, Morten Olsen, Klaus Ib Jørgensen, Ivar Frounberg
A fall from the perfect ground
Klaus Ib Jørgensen
... and the lotus rose, quietly, quietly ...
Andy Pape, Ejnar Kanding, Ivar Frounberg, Mogens Winkel Holm, Klaus Ib Jørgensen, Leif Kayser
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